I took a jewelry class today to learn how to bead the Russian Spiral pattern.
I messed up A LOT and created one and a half bracelets (I’ll probably re-do the half blue one pictured first below).
Here’s the semi-winner/runner-up of the day…
I used size 11, red – size 11, rose gold – size 8, red (actual color numbers available on request. 🙂 )
I am learning, because it’s the name of the game.
I’m still not sure how to gracefully switch my needle from one set of threads to another (maybe I should just start with 6 full yards of thread – to avoid the tie-off problem mid-way?! Sounds like the possibility of lots-o-knots…). My bracelet is two different widths for some reason (first half is “fatter” and after I tied off and re-started the second half is “skinnier.” I haven’t figure out why yet – same stitches – same threads….) Maybe my gauge keeps getting tighter with my bead stitching as I go along.
Making art and figuring it out as I go along…